Published On: March 22, 2022Categories: Employment, News

Collections Assistant

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre

Deadline: April 5, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Contract Length: April 11, 2022 – March 31, 2023

Hourly Rate: $18.00 hr, 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Job Duties

  • Accessioning – assigning chronological numbers to each incoming artifact according to the system already in place, and recording basic data on the artifacts
  • Labelling – using appropriate materials and techniques to apply the accession number to the artifact according to museum professional standards
  • Cataloguing – using appropriate museum terminology to complete condition reports on all incoming artifacts; including photographs of the objects; learn and use appropriate cultural terminology/language for items in preference to the academic nomenclature; involves researching provenance and history
  • Organizing – the professional care, handling, and storage of collections items while maintaining accurate and detailed location information
  • Sacred and Sensitive – organizing collections that may be sensitive and require cultural interventions; arranging for the appropriate traditionalist to conduct ceremonies, etc.
  • Inventory – annual accounting of the locations and conditions of the items accessioned to the Collections
  • Loans – assist with condition reporting, packaging, and handling of both in-coming and out-going loans
  • Clerical – entering accessions into the PastPerfect database; contributing as required to the Centre newsletter/social media; environmental monitoring records; attend and contribute to various staff and committee meetings
  • Professional Development – as opportunities arrive and are deemed appropriate for the Collections Management field


  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented with an educational background in the field of collections management, museum studies, cultural studies, and/or history 
  • Have, or be in the process of acquiring, a Certificate of Museum Studies from the Ontario Museums Association or equivalent  
  • Highly organized and efficient 
  • Knowledge of Haudenosaunee culture essential 
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Haudenosaunee Communities and people 

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